MADISON — Beth Walker was the guest at the Madison Rotary Club on Dec. 17.
An attorney from Morgantown, W.Va, Walker is Associate General Counsel for the West Virginia University Health System. She is also a candidate for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and in her remarks to the Rotarians explained that for the first time, this statewide election will be nonpartisan.
“Senate Bill 2010 was enacted in 2015 by the West Virginia Legislature and made this change for all elected judicial officers in the state (Supreme Court Justice, Circuit Judge, Family Court Judge and Magistrate),” Walker said. “Our campaign is working hard to educate voters statewide about this important change in the way we elect judicial officers.”
On May 10, West Virginia voters will elect one Supreme Court Justice who will serve a 12-year term beginning on January 1, 2017.
“Judges must be fair, impartial and committed to deciding cases based upon the rule of law and not politics or personal beliefs,” Walker remarked. “I am running for Supreme Court Justice because I believe changing the perception of our judicial system from negative to positive is crucial for moving West Virginia forward.”
Walker was introduced by Rotarian Dr. Joe Atkins, program chairman.